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Mugaritz Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz Opening ‘Casual’ Restaurant Next Year

Aduriz, in NYC last year.

Aduriz, in NYC last year.Photo: Dave Ratzlow

Not too many details have been made available, but El Pais reports that the acclaimed San Sebastián naturalist chef Andoni Luis Aduriz will next year open a more casual restaurant located "down the street" from Mugaritz, which currently holds the fourth spot in the U.K.-based Restaurant magazine's "World's 50 Best" rankings.

The chef tells the newspaper that while Mugaritz cannot be duplicated, the forthcoming restaurant is being designed expressly so that it may eventually be replicated. At Mugaritz, some of the dishes cooks plate every night with elongated tweezers encompass hundreds of individual mise en place components. Food served at the new endeavor will likely involve significantly fewer ingredients at a lower price point; in any event, we'll find out at the end of 2014, when Aduriz says the as-yet-unnamed restaurant will open.

Aduriz se suma a la cocina informal [El Pais via Fine Dining Lovers]
Earlier: Mugaritz Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz on Sensitivity, War, and the Pleasure of Discovery
Related: Here’s the List of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Noma Drops to No. 2; Eleven Madison Park Is No. 5

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